Ethereum’s toolkit Blockchain-as-a-Service will be available via Microsoft Azure, providing access to the blockchain builder Strato, Ethereum's blockchain explorer Ether.Camp and Blockchain Apps.
Marley Gray, Director of Technology Strategy, US Financial Services at Microsoft, expressed the hope that, thanks to the partnership, their business users will begin to understand the power behind the blockchain technology. They will be able “to deploy private and semi-private or consortium blockchain networks, as well as public Ethereum nodes with a single click on Azure.”
In its turn, ConsenSys stated that the partnership with Microsoft is likely to solidify the company's position to provide “scalable enterprise blockchain solutions” and said it was looking to further collaborate with Microsoft.
Microsoft Azure is a “growing collection of integrated cloud services”, including analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web. The service provides the entrepreneurs with a wide range of tools necessary to build and manage different sorts of applications.
As stated in the press-release, “ConsenSys spawns, coordinates, incubates and accelerates blockchain focused Spoke Ventures (SVs) via internal development, merger & acquisition, investment and joint venture.”
It also has formed ConsenSys Enterprise to execute large scale blockchain solutions.